New president for Kutubu

National, Normal

The National, Monday August 5th, 2013

 SOUTHERN Highlands has declared its first local level government president for 2013. 

Moran principal landowner and Paguale community leader John Pipi Kila won the Kutubu LLG president’s seat on Saturday afternoon by more than 800 votes.

Kila polled 3,225 votes, while his closest rival and former president Moses Mewayo collected 2,328 votes and Samuel Sesemena came third with 1,898 votes.

Nipa-Kutubu is one of the largest electorate in the country with a population of more than 100,000 people. 

There are 108 ward councils and five LLG presidents. Kutubu has 18 council wards.

Speaking by phone yesterday, Kila praised the people of Kutubu and all community leaders for ensuring the LLG election ended on a high note.

“The Kutubu Foe Faso people have the heart to elect me as their president and, in the next five years, we will see changes at the Pimaga station and throughout the local level government area,” he said.

“I will work with all 18 councillors to ensure necessary and vital government services are delivered to our people under revised public service delivery programmes, plans, strategies and national government objectives and visions.

“The next five years will be a challenge but I am sure my fellow candidates, community leaders, women, church and youth leaders will join me as we unite to effect changes for the benefit of all Kutubu Foe Faso men, women and children,” he said.

He described this year’s LLG elections in Kutubu as the most peaceful from start to finish.

“All the people throughout Kutubu were serious in electing a leader and did so in the true spirit of free, fair and safe elections,” Kila said.